Made in Italy.
Precise, versatile, and a best seller – the Vapor V opens 5.15 performance to the masses, with an asymmetric and slightly downturned fit and Bi-Tension randing. Rather than jam toes forward, the rand connects beneath the toes and pulls backwards to the heel structure, the opposite of slingshot randing. The result? Power and precision, married to a stretch-gusseted airmesh tongue for comfort and Vibram® XS Edge rubber. Sticky, energized, comfortable shoes for anything steep, indoors or out.
Measure your foot with a ruler, using cm or inches; convert to Euro or US using the chart below.If you need mondo sizing, please refer to the SCARPA chart on this page/tab.
General fitting rules depend on the product's intended use... follow the appropriate guidelines below for best results when choosing Rock climbing shoes;
From your measured size, you'll want to consider downsizing .5 - 2 full sizes. The flatter the shoe, the closer to your measured size; the more downturned/aggressive the shoe, the more you'll want to downsize.The best fit is comparative between sizes and only you will be able to judge that, though an experience climber could offer good insights to your fit.
If it feels painful, it may break in... or it may not.Pain sucks as a rule of thumb though and makes climbing miserable.
Only you can judge what's 'acceptable' discomfort.Good fitting rock shoes shouldn't necessarily be 'comfortable' by walking/running shoe standards.
Look for looseness/bagginess in the toes and heel. Bagginess can mean 'slop' when climbing with feet perspiring, etc.Toes should completely fill the toebox.
Heel should feel solid; like they won't pull off if heel hooking.Any foot movement in new shoes will mean sloppy fit when broken in.
Weight 414g (38)
Uppers Leather + synthetic
Outsoles 4mm Vibram XS Edge
Sizing: EURO (see size guides below)
Uppers are made of suede and microsuede.
Slightly asymmetric, curved shape for precise foot placement.
Sole is 4mm Vibram® XS Edge rubber.
Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness (of both Guinness World Record and the Dublin-brewed dark ale fame) established the Scarpa footwear company in the late 1930s, in order to give a future to skilled Italian craftsmen in leather processing. Translated from its Italian acronym, S.C.A.R.P.A stands for Association of Footwear Manufacturers from the area of Asolo.
By the mid-1950s, three brothers hired by Scarpa were able to take ownership, and brought the traditions of their land, their culture, and their beliefs into the business. After an Italian-American in Boston showcased the quality of his footwear to his coworkers, the North American market opened up, and production went from 10,000 pairs to 120,000 pairs within 5 short years.
Scarpa V run really small in sizingBy: Angela on 7 January 2016These are pretty damn good allrounders, maybe not super precise compared to La Sportiva's Miura or Katana (just a personal opinion, not like I'm doing grades 25+ or anything) but unless you do really thin mega-technical edging these shoes are just fine. Edging, smearing and jamming are all good. Overhangs are fine providing you don't need to stick tiny pockets as there isn't a defined "point" in the shoe shape for you to push into those wee holes. Sweet toe and heel hooks. Durable leather with plenty of rubber. The inside of the heel is great, no evil seam to give you grief. I found they size really small, as in I have size 38.5 but they are smaller/tighter than my others shoes in 37.5/38 (la sportiva TC Pro, Miura) and they don't stretch much at all. The reviews I read before buying said they ran small and they weren't joking! My street size is about a womens 7.5/8 EUR 38.5 . Doesn't help I have squarish wider feet. They won't change much after break in so don't persist if they start too small, just swap them for the next size up and spare your poor feet some torture.